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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:E8170

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NAT RESOURCES PLANNING & MGMT

NATURE OF WORK:

This is responsible professional and administrative work assisting in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Natural Resources Planning and Management Division.

Work involves assisting the division director in planning, directing and coordinating divisional activities. Position incumbent coordinates and implements divisional policies and programs, and ensures operational and administrative continuity and coordination among all sections and work units. Employee in this class supervises professional and administrative subordinates involved in divisional operations.  Assignments are received from the division director in the form of broad instructions or general program objectives. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment within established guidelines.  Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.
 
ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS:

Assists division director in developing and implementing divisional policies, procedures and programs; makes policy recommendations; develops program goals and objectives.

Plans, directs and supervises the activities of professional and administrative staff; coordinates divisional budgets, purchasing, personnel and recordkeeping activities.

Makes budgetary recommendations and assists in the preparation of the division budget.

Confers with county and other elected officials, contractors, vendors, civic leaders and the general public regarding divisional operations; addresses public groups, attends professional meetings.

Serves as acting director in absence of the director.

Performs related work as required.
 
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

Thorough knowledge of the current principles, practices, and procedures of natural resources planning and management relating to water resources, beach management and erosion, marine resources conservation, and climate, energy, and sustainability initiatives.

Considerable knowledge of the applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to natural resources management and conservation.

Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.

Considerable knowledge of budget preparation and administration.

Ability to plan, direct and supervise division operations and activities.

Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in decision making.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in environmental science, ecology, biology, geology, hydrology, engineering, or related field;  six (6) years progressively responsible experience in programs related to natural resources conservation, water resource management or environmental sustainability,  including two (2) years supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
 

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Bargaining Unit:                            Unrepresented
FLSA Status:                                 Exempt
Financial Disclosure Required:        Yes
Class Spec. Estab./Revised:           E02/14

 

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